Thai opposition outrage over ‘secret’ decree that would allow Thaksin Shinawatra to return
Thailand’s opposition was up in arms on Wednesday over a cabinet decree agreed in "secret" that would give an amnesty to the ousted fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and allow him to return home.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, 44, who has continually said she did not expect her brother to return to Thailand any time soon and that it was not a priority of her government, was supposedly detained up country because her helicopter did not have radar to allow it to fly at night.
But at the cabinet committee on Tuesday officials were told to leave the room as the ministers debated the decree. Official papers relating to the decision were also removed from press releases, according to the Bangkok Post.